State Government Press Releases

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10/30/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising people who have lost power to take food safety precautions at home. Food safety tips when the power goes out - Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. The refrigerator will...
10/20/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mann Packing of Salinas, California is recalling various minimally processed vegetable products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single...
10/19/2017
A follow-up community meeting about the drinking water in the Oakland section of Burrillville will be held on Monday, October 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Burrillville Middle School auditorium. Burrillville Middle School is located at 2220 Bronco Hwy (Route 102), Burrillville, Rhode...
10/11/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that General Mills is recalling two days of production of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola cereal because of an undeclared allergen. There have been no reports of illness. Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin...
10/10/2017
State health directors from across the nation have elected Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), to be President-Elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), providing Dr. Alexander-Scott with a national platform...
10/02/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is working with the Oakland Association water system in a section of Burrillville to ensure that consumers, as well as private well owners in the area, take specific health precautious after tests revealed a slightly elevated level of certain man-made...
09/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising the public to avoid contact with the water in Pleasure Lake in Roger Williams Park, Providence; Stafford Pond in Tiverton; and the J.L.Curran Reservoir in Cranston. This...
09/25/2017
Rhode Island's annual flu immunization campaign was launched today at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) by Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, who vaccinated reporters and discussed the dangers of the flu and the importance of flu shots for everyone older than six...
09/22/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Rhode Island in 2017. The 66-year-old individual from Providence County began to experience symptoms of WNV on September 15, 2017. Common symptoms of WNV include fever, headache, body...
09/15/2017
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been notified of a recall of Maine mussels. The affected product was harvested on September 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 from Frenchman's Bay in Maine. This recall is being initiated because levels of the toxin that cause Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP)...